Teun Koopmeiners has been linked with a move to Leeds United this weekend, with a report from The Telegraph suggesting that the Dutchman could be an option for upward of £10 million.
It is a deal that would certainly make sense considering the type of player that Koopmeiners is.
A central midfielder capable of playing in a number of positions, Koopmeiners was AZ Alkmaar’s captain as they chased the Eredivisie title last season before the season was ultimately abandoned.
Despite playing as a defensive midfielder or centre-back, Koopmeiners scored 16 goals for AZ and has caught the eye of teams across Europe.
This afternoon, Koopmeiners continued to showcase his goalscoring ability, netting in AZ’s 3-3 draw with Fortuna Sittard. The 22-year-old scored AZ’s second goal of the game, hitting a powerful curling effort from 25 yards past an advanced Fortuna keeper.
It was an excellent strike and takes his tally for the season to two goals in four games.
However, despite his excellent goal today, Leeds fans may need to check their excitement.
According to Leeds Live, there is no active interest in Koopmeiners from Leeds. They claim the reports are wide of the mark and that Koopmeiners is not considered a priority, with plenty of cover in the Dutchman’s preferred roles.
Which is a shame, as a free-scoring versatile midfield player could be an excellent addition at Elland Road.